Director BIO: Andy & Carolyn London

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Director Biography

Andycarolynlondon

Andy and Carolyn are writers, directors, animators and co- founders of London Squared Productions. Since 1999, they’ve been creating films, music videos and animated content. Their award-winning films include “Subway Salvation”, “The Backbrace” and “A Letter to Colleen” and have screened in hundreds of festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, Annecy and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In 2011, The London’s film, “The Lost Tribes of New York City” was featured in the MoMA show “Talk to Me”; an exhibition on the communication between people, technology and objects. Their newest films on the festival circuit include “Highway of Hell”, “Our Crappy Town” and the animated documentary “149th and Grand Concourse”. The Londons reside in Long Island City, New York.

ANIMATION Film Festival – Highlights March 30, 2017 Event

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MY LIFE I DON’T WANT

Best Animation: HANGING

Best Music: The music from MY LIFE I DON’T WANT

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film:

festival posterKAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
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festival posterHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
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festival posterMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
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festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
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festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
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The ANIMATION MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short animated movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DIGGING YOURSELF OUT OF A HOLE”.

Every film showcased was about a character that was an attempting to get out of a very sad or do or die situation occuring. Some characters triumphed as others simply got to the surface and maintained.

NOTE: This was the 2nd festival where we moved to the largest theater at the Carlton cinemas. It seems to be working out!

The night gave us 7 animation short films made in the last 18 months from 6 different countries. It also gave us different animated styles and concepts. From hand drawn to computer to typography to classic vector based animation. It was a true showcase of some amazing talent from around the world

This wasn’t a night to bring the kids either. Three films in particular (Karouma, My Life I Don’t Want, Hanging) were very sad and dark, but also extremely important films about disability, female disparity in 3rd world countries, and suicide. Using the animated medium to tell these important stories was truly inspiring.

Of course we had to flip the emotions and showcase some great comedies (Wall, Baby and Grandma, Snoot in the City, Dirty Pool) that were all about battling a larger force through tenacity and intellect.

It was definitely my favourite festival night (so far) of the year, and I’m SO honored to showcase these amazing films at the festival.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience FEEDBACK – DIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
Directed by Brent Forrest

This film is a quick ode to the pool hall where we drunken animators used to spend our evenings.

Director’s Statement:

Animation is Real.

Film Type:Animation, Short

Runtime:1 minute 30 seconds

Completion Date:August 6, 2016

Production Budget:1,200 USD

Country of Origin:Japan

Country of Filming:Japan

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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Audience FEEDBACK – SNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
Directed by Stephanie Davidson

On the rooftops above a cold, ironclad city, Snoot lives in a nice, warm home. When an intruder invades, his territorial instincts kick in and it’s up to him to protect his home, even if it means going face to face with a giant house-crushing robot.

Director’s Statement: The most important part of any film is the quality of the story, and I’ll always try to improve my storytelling in inventive and innovative ways. The most enjoyable part of film making is spending time with the characters that have been bought to life and discovering quirks that make them unique.

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Adventure, Comedy

Runtime:1 minute 9 seconds

Completion Date:November 20, 2016

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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Audience FEEDBACK – WALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
Directed by Chia-Yin Chou

Their are evolutionary stories happened on ordinary street. The sight from the bottom can only see a huge foot wearing somethings nice , stepping on the poor for fun , giving leftover for handouts occasionally.

“Class” is a necessary element to maintain a society. But the positions of superiority implement their own power without the perspective of vulnerable people.

The step doesn’t seems high but with huge differences. Perhaps in somewhere not been seen, the distance between some people and this world is formed with accumulated hatred and become a huge invisible wall.

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Runtime:4 minutes 50 seconds

Production Budget:0 USD

Country of Origin:Taiwan

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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Audience FEEDBACK – MY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation

Played at the March 2017 Best of Animation.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
Directed by Nyan Kyal Say

A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by a true story.

Director Statement “My Life I Don’t Wan” is a short animation about a Myanmar girl inspired by true events happened in Myanmar.

This animated film artistically shows the series of changes and obstacles what the girl had faced in her life since she was born until her adolescent life, as well as points out the difficulties, troubles and the losing rights which the Myanmar girls really have been facing nowadays. So, the animation will give the audiences both knowledge and flavor.

Moreover, since the animation, “My Life I Don’t Want”, also motivates the audiences to help such girls as they can afford, this animation will benefit for the audience to watch as well as for the rights of children and women.

Nyan Kyal Say
Director – “My Life I Don’t Want” short animated film

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ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Audience FEEDBACK – HANGING, 6min, USA, Animation

Played at the March 2017 Best of Animation.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
Directed by Nick LeDonne

An abstracted animated documentary based off of Nick LeDonne’s personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts after a near attempted hanging in November 2014. His feelings of depression are personified through a dark luring fog and a loving mother desperately trying to keep her son alive.

Director’s Statement:

Nick LeDonne is very excited for the release of his third year Junior film “Hanging”. Having only a semester to produce this 6,000 drawing film, Nick pushed through this heavily emotional project despite personal challenges such as the passing of his father, losing his family house, and starting a new school all during the spring semester production. He hopes that audiences will be touched and moved by his work and remember that we all fall down sometimes but it’s important that we “Hang ON”.

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.